Rounding up Brooklyn's new rental developments

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With 70 percent of Brooklyn's residents renting rather than owning, the borough has a need for inventory, and developers have the inventory—and then some—to sate their thirst. These new rental developments are heavy on the amenities (play labs! pet spas!), place emphasis on outdoor space and features, and play with the unique vibe Brooklyn has. Below, a selection of new rental developments coming your way. 

586 apartments in a 53-story building featuring a 24-hour attended lobby, bike storage, stroller parking, third-floor terrace including gym, fitness studio, children’s “play lab”, an outdoor movie screening area, and bar area. The rooftop terrace has a billiard room, screening room, and lounge. The ground floor will house a 17,000 square foot market with eight dining and drinking venues.

Address: 250 Ashland Place, Fort Greene
Pricing: Prices will start at $2,600 for a studio to $7,500 for a three-bedroom apartment.
Availability: Leasing launched in July and move-ins commenced in August 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Gotham Organization is the developer and leasing is handled in-house.

326 residences occupy floors 31 to 58 in this 58-story building. Amenities feature an enchanted forest-themed children’s playroom, indoor and outdoor lounges on the rooftop, dog parks divided for breeds of different sizes, a pet spa, and a private dining room with demonstration kitchen. Apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washers and dryers, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz-stone countertops, and hard-surface plank flooring.

Address: 214 Duffield Street, downtown Brooklyn
Pricing: Studios start at $2590, one-bedrooms start at $3050, two-bedrooms start at $4,675, and three-bedrooms at $7,245.
Availability: Leasing started in July 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Avalon Community is the developer and is also handling leasing.

This five-story houses 83 loft apartments with 12-foot-plus ceilings, exposed brick, and uncovered cast-iron fixtures, plus washers and dryers, and dishwashers. Select apartments feature gas fireplaces, pyramidal skylights, duplexes, private terraces and balconies. The building also has a communal roof deck with private cabanas, a sun deck with lounge chairs, and is LEED-silver certified (using less water and energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions); it's also pet-friendly, and has storage, parking, and ZipCar access.

Address: 76 North 4th Street, Williamsburg
Pricing: Starting prices are as follows: studios at $3950, one-bedrooms at $3,400, two-bedrooms at $4,350, and three-bedrooms at $5,750.
Availability: Applications accepted as of August 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Jake Toll, Jacob Sacks. Marketing and leasing: Compass.

Building amenities include an attended lobby, common lounge, fitness center, yoga room, children’s playroom, designated laundry room, bicycle/stroller storage, and on-site parking (available for an additional fee).  All 82 units come with stainless steel appliances and stacked washer-and-dryer units. Kiddie Academy and Blink Fitness are located in the building as well.

Address: 282 South 5th Street, Williamsburg
Pricing: Prices start at $2,660 per month for studios.
Availability: Move-ins are slated to begin later this month.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Midwood Investment & Development. Marketing and leasing: The Marketing Directors.


Karl Fischer designed this building, which has 130 units comprised of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a roof deck, courtyard, fitness center and yoga room, media room, and concierge service.

Address: 125 Parkside Avenue, Prospect Park South
Pricing: One-bedrooms start at $2,598, two-bedrooms at $3,185. Further pricing TBD.
Availability: Leasing begins September 2016 with occupancy slated for October 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Clipper Equity. Leasing agent:  Lisa Belardo at Halstead Property.

  • 241 Atlantic Ave

74-unit rental building comprised of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. The building features an outdoor roof terrace, residents’ lounge, and bike storage. Units with private terraces are also available.

Address: 241 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill
Pricing: Price range will start in the $2,000s.
Availability: Launching in 2017.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: CAC ATLANTIC LLC. Marketing/ Leasing: Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

  • 461 Dean

363-unit project featuring a fitness center, yoga/dance studio, residents’ lounge with wifi, a children’s playroom, a game room with billiards and video games, and an art studio. There is a rooftop lounge and terrace with a catering kitchen.

Address: 461 Dean Street, Pacific Park, Brooklyn
Pricing: Prices start from mid-$2,000s for studios, low $3,000 for one-bedrooms, and the high $4,000s for two-bedrooms.
Availability: Launch and occupancy slated for fall 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Forest City Ratner Companies. Marketing and leasing: Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.


  • The Hub

56-story high-rise with 750 residential units. Amenities include a landscaped outdoor terrace with sun deck, a fully-equipped fitness center with yoga studio, a dog run, grilling cabanas, and multiple lounges.

Address: 333 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Brooklyn.
Pricing: TBA
Availability: Leasing to begin October 2016; first move-ins by the end of 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Steiner NYC. Marketing and leasing: Nancy Packes, Inc.

  • The Margo

228-unit rental building in downtown Brooklyn with a landscaped roof terrace that includeds barbeque areas and plots for private gardens. Units will be comprised of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. All residences have stacked washers and dryers, and select units have private outdoor space.

Address: 180 Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene.
Pricing: Prices starting from $2,475 for studios, $2,956 for one-bedroom units and $3,988 for two-bedroom units.
Availability: Leasing open as of August 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Red Apple Group; Marketing and leasing: Vicki Negron at the Corcoran Group.

39 units comprised of studios, one- and two-bedroom units all with washers and dryers. Select units have private terraces. Amenities include a landscaped terrace, elevator, bicycle storage, on-site parking, a secure virtual doorman system, and a top-floor roofdeck.

Address: 72 Box Street, Greenpoint
Pricing: Sample pricing for a one-bedroom: $2,885; sample price for two-bedroom unit: $3,348.
Availability: Summer 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: 72 Box Street LLC; Marketing and leasing: Citi Habitats New Developments.

  • 265 Van Brunt Street

19-unit elevator building featuring parking and on-site laundry. Units have open kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, some have private outdoor space.

Address: 265 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook
Pricing: Prices for one- to three-bedroom units range from  $2,700 to $4,500.
Availability: Launching in October 2016.
Developer and marketing leasing: Developer: Cheever Development. Marketing and leasing: The Lonuzzi Team at the Corcoran Group

35-story, 379-unit building with parking garage, bike room, landscaped roof top with sundeck, fitness center, four BAM cinema theaters and a Brooklyn Public Library housed within the building. All apartments have keyless entry, washer and dryer units, and solar and blackout shades.

300 Ashland Street, Fort Greene

Pricing: Prices for studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units range from $2,630 to $5,354

Availability: Available for leasing and occupancy

Developer and marketing and leasing: Developed, marketed and leased by Two Trees Management Co., LLC

A seven-story, 200-unit building with onsite parking, common laundry room, common terrace, entertainment lounge, fitness center, and rooftop lounge.

149 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

Availability: Leasing and occupancy by the end of 2016

Pricing: To be announced

Developer: L+M Developement

Marketing and Leasing: and Citi Habitats